October 20, 2017

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Kesha’s Mom Reportedly Sued By Dr. Luke

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Two weeks in, and the legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke shows no sign of letting up.

TMZ reports that the “Timber” singer’s longtime producer filed a new lawsuit on Tuesday (October 28) against Pebe Sebert, Kesha’s mother.

According to TMZ, the suit alleges that Pebe pushed Kesha to sue Luke as a means of breaking her daughter’s contract.

Related: A History Of Kesha And Dr. Luke’s Complicated Working Relationship

Kesha filed a lawsuit against Luke on October 14, claiming he had physically, emotionally and sexually abused her throughout their years working together. Days later, Luke countersued, alleging that the singer’s suit was part of a smear campaign bent on defaming his character.

Dr. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, now seeks $75K in damages from Pebe Sebert. TMZ reports that he seeks additional punitive damages, as well.

The suit also references a 2011 deposition from an unrelated court case in which Kesha and her mother swore, under oath, that Luke had “never made sexual advances” at her.

Earlier this year, Pebe made public claims that Dr. Luke, who executive-produced Kesha’s second album, Warrior, was largely responsible for the eating disorder for which her daughter sought treatment back in January.

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Did Vine Star Jerome Jarre Get Arrested In Miami?

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You might have glanced at your trending topics on Twitter tonight and wondered: What’s up with American Airlines, and why do they need to “CHILL OUT”? The answer lies with Jerome Jarre.

On Tuesday (October 28), the 24-year-old Vine celebrity tweeted: “LANDING IN MIAMI IN 3 MINUTES. ABOUT TO BE ARRESTED. I NEED YOUR HELP!!!”

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He followed that up with a screenshot of a longer message explaining the details of his alleged predicament.

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According Jarre’s note, he was filming a new video during the flight that involved him emerging from the cabin’s bathroom in a speedo holding an inflatable duck.

The alleged prank did not go over well, he says. He further claims that a cabin crew member “MADE CALLS” mid-flight and informed him that he would be arrested once the plane touched down in Miami.

The message ends with a call to action, asking his 867K Twitter followers — and, by proxy, his 7.5M followers on Vine — to trend the hashtag “#AmericanAirlinesCHILLOUT.” Within hours, it was the top-trending topic in the United States.

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At 11:00 p.m. ET, Jerome broke his hours-long Twitter silence with a photo of him celebrating his freedom on the floor of the airport terminal. Along with the picture, ...

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Kim Kardashian Wishes Bruce Jenner Happy Birthday: ‘You’re Officially A Senior Citizen!’

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After you’re 25 years old and are able to rent a car, your birthdays become kind of pointless. (I mean, still use ‘em as an excuse to act like a gigantic baby in adult people clothes, but I’m just saying.) Until you hit 65 like Bruce Jenner has, that is.

Related: What Is The One Thing Kourtney Kardashian Had To Give Up During Her Third Pregnancy?

The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star rang in their first official birthday as a senior citizen on Tuesday (October 28), and Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner made sure to celebrate Bruce’s big day right. Check out some of the kids’ Instagrammed b’day wishes below.

Kim: “Bruce!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!! You’re officially a senior citizen! Lol have the best birthday ever!!”

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Kendall: “happy birthday to my dad, my everything!”

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Kylie: “happy birthday daddio I love you”

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Son Brandon Jenner: “Happy birthday to this cowboy! Love you dad.”

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Daughter-in-law Leah Jenner: “Happy birthday to one of my personal heroes. I love you and am honored to call you family. #happybirthdaybruce”

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Hey, LeBron James, Congrats On The Baby Girl!

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LeBron James and his wife, Savannah James, have welcomed their first daughter into the world.

Cleveland’s News Net 5 has confirmed that Zhuri Nova, the couple’s third child after sons LeBron, Jr., and Bryce Maximus, was born last Wednesday (October 22).

High school sweethearts, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward and his wife were married last September in San Diego. Sources close to the couple confirm that they are, in fact, very cute together. (Those sources are my eyes btw.)

Congratulations all around!

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Taylor Swift Literally Lights Up The NYC Skyline With ‘Blank Space’

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Taylor Swift capped off what was easily the most anticipated album release of 2014 with a 30-minute concert atop a rooftop in New York City, surrounded by some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers.

Related: Taylor Swift Named NYC Global Welcome Ambassador

One of them, the Empire State Building, actually lit up in sync with her set. I would’ve settled for the original Shea Stadium apple that slowly cranked its way out of a top hat every time the Mets hit a home run, but, then again, I don’t have Taylor’s projected first-week sales numbers to celebrate, so…

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The 1989 Secret Session With iHeartRadio, streamed live on Monday (October 27) via Yahoo! Music, saw the “Shake It Off” singer performing a five-song set of her new material for a select group of audience members, each handpicked #taylurked by Taylor herself.

Opening with the very appropriate “Welcome To New York,” and a brief disclaimer that she has “no chill,” the 24-year-old then sang “Out Of The Woods” and “Style.”

Related: Here Are The Secret Messages Taylor Swift Hid On Her 1989 Album

For her fourth song, Taylor whipped out “Blank Space,” a satirical track she co-wrote with Max Martin and Shellback in which she tries to reclaim the media narrative surrounding her personal life — you know, that she’s “needy” and “clingy” yet “can’t make them stay.”

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Austin Mahone Takes A Turn For The Bedroom On ‘Places’: Listen

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Did somebody order 4-million bar mitzvahs? Because Austin Mahone is in 100-percent, full-grown man mode on his new song, “Places.”

Listen to Austin Mahone’s “Places” below, and download the track for free off of his SoundCloud page here.

After teasing a surprise on Twitter all day Monday (October 27), the “Secret” singer finally revealed the track he’d been sitting on for who knows how long. Co-written with his bud and frequent Instagram co-star, Robert Villanueva, “Places” showcases a more R&B-leaning sound from the young pop star.

Related: 62 Times Austin Mahone Pointed At A Camera

It’s also decidedly more, uh, mature than the tracks on his debut EP, The Secret. And by that, I mean that Austin gets straight down to business this time around. Sexy, sexy business OK I think you get it.

“Patience, girl I know I been gone, I been on the road (I’m comin’ home)/ I know that you been waiting stuck in a small town, and you’re feeling all alone.” How does Austin make it up to her? Let’s just say he’s got her “screaming out oh-oh-oh-oh.”

Related: Whatcha Thinkin’ About, Austin Mahone?

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11 Truly Adorable Things Taylor Swift Said That’ll Make You Love Her Even More

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Earlier this morning on the holiest of holy album release days (at least if you’re a Swiftie), Taylor Swift popped by VH1′s “Big Morning Buzz Live” to discuss new music, New York, and a couple old memories. Apparently, host Nick Lachey handed Taylor her very first American Music Award back in 2008. Seriously! It happened. GOOGLE IT.

Related: A Helpful User’s Guide To Taylor Swift’s ’1989′

The “Out Of The Woods” singer also played a quick game of rapid-fire questions with the 98 Degrees member, which revealed some very interesting, very quintessentially goofy yet adorable, Taylor-y things about Ms. Swift, like…

1. Taylor was totally starstruck when she met “Saving Private Ryan” star Ed Burns.

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Guessing it went something like:

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2. Her favorite movie is “Love Actually.”

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3. Who’s the coolest person she’s ever met? Nick Lachey, duh.

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4. Also, Lorde.

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5. At 3:00 a.m., Taylor can be found writing a song…

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…or on Tumblr.

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6. If she were stranded on a desert island, she’d take a phone…

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…a lighter…

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…and a blow-up life raft to get the hell outta there.

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7. To relax, Tay watches hours and hours of “Friends.” (Thanks, Netflix.)

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Watch A Cat Dressed As Princess Jasmine Ride A Roomba Magic Carpet Because Internet

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What would the Disney Princesses be like on Instagram? What would they look like if they were characters on “Orange Is The New Black”? Thanks to the Internet, we’ve seen Princess Jasmine and the gang do damn near everything — except for “be a cat riding a Roomba that’s been disguised to look like a magic carpet.”

Related: The Heartbreaking Reason Why Disney Princesses Don’t Have Mothers

That changes today, thanks to YouTube user TexasGirl1979 and her Snowshoe cat, Max-Arthur. Sure, mixing Disney Princesses with cats on film might break the Internet forever, but at least it’s better than “Disney Princesses as piles of rocks.”

Happy Halloween, Internet. ^o.o^

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Willow Smith Gets A Surprise Assist From Jaden Onstage: Watch Now

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Although Willow Smith has laid low for the past couple years, let it be known that she can still whip her hair.

I witnessed such glory last night at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse, The FADER‘s three-day pop-up venue in Brooklyn during New York’s 2014 CMJ Music Marathon.

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It was day two of the Fort, and the 13 year old was closing out a lineup that had seen Spookyland, Adult Jazz, George Maple, TOPS and Sir Michael Rocks take the stage. Or at least she was closing it all out, until Cam’ron (!) showed up out of nowhere for a surprise performance.

But back to Willow. She packed so much into her five-song set, which included three tracks from her upcoming EP, 3, which drops November 10.

“I hope you’re feeling the vibes,” she said following the trippy opener, “8.” Just in case attendees were somehow not feeling those vibes (spoiler: THEY WERE), Willow brought out surprise guest SZA to debut a new song the two had crafted.

“She is 13,” the “Babylon” singer said, before launching into a super-touching co-sign of her duet partner. “She is literally the future. I want to remind you.”

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Overwhelming? It was.

And the night continued to be anything but simply “whelmed” when Willow’s 16-year-old brother, Jaden Smith, popped onstage to ...

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30 Appropriate Emotional Responses To Katy Perry’s Birthday

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Today is a pretty big deal. You know why, right? Oh my god, you’re joking. It’s only Lithuanian Constitution Day, the day when — oh duh, sorry. We’re actually here to celebrate Katy Perry’s birthday! Girlfriend is now officially 30 years old.

Related: Who Wants To Watch Katy Perry Turn Into A Cat?

On October 25, 1984, the platinum-selling singer and noted RiFF RAFF enthusiast first set her sights on planet Earth, and to say that she’s had an impact would definitely be an understatement.

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably feeling tons o’ feelings over Katy’s big day. Don’t worry, our 30-step emotional blow-by-blow has you covered.

1.) You’re surprised, because you had no idea that it was Katy Perry’s birthday.

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2.) Shocked, even.

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3.) TERRIFIED, EVEN.

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4.) And guilty. You forgot to send a card.

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5.) So. Much. Guilt.

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6.) CRUSHING GUILT.

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7.) OK, not that much guilt. Katy will survive tbh.

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8.) But still kinda bummed. Her birthday party’s probably gonna be killer.

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9.) Yet, you’re inspired. Because you’ve got a brilliant idea.

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10.) You’ll hop the first flight to L.A. and crash her blowout.

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11.) SMUG BREAK, because you’re sooooo smahhhhhht.

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12.) Now, you’re excited because you’ve made it to the airport on time.

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13.) And also horrified because you’re actually SUPER-SCARED OF FLYING WHY DIDN’T ...

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